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that the basis of this is in the election, in his right to claim the victory as a ro greszive president. but the real basis for this goes back even further. even into a space with people who, themselves, were slave owners and, yet, wrote a document that was not in the moment a slave holding document. it was a document that said it is self evident that all persons are created equal. and that we have been, as the president said throughout his term, we're working to perfect that document. >> i think you're giving some of those guys a little too much credit. the constitution was explicitly a slave holding document. but, basically, i think, look, that's absolutely right. one of the best ways to look at our constitution or our political history is spelling out in real terms the promises tharn made that didn't hold. i mean, right, when they first vote those things in the 18th century, they basically meant fairly well off white, christian men. and there has been a series -- >> when they said all men, they were not talking about all men. >> in fact, what the president was able to say today to ou
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